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We sued polluters breaking the law and won.

When it comes to polluters breaking our cornerstone environmental laws or regulators who aren’t taking the proper steps to make sure polluters comply with these laws, PennEnvironment has long worked to use the power of citizen enforcement actions under the Clean Water Act and Clean Air Act to address these issues. In 2013, PennEnvironment announced two legal actions to address the lax behavior of polluters and state agencies that caused more air and water pollution in Pennsylvania.

Report | PennEnvironment Research and Policy Center

America's Dirtiest Power Plants

This report from PennEnvironment Research and Policy Center finds that Pennsylvania ranks 3rd in the country for most carbom pollution from its power plants, the nation's largest single source of global warming pollution.  It illustrates the scale of carbon pollution from Pennsylvania's power sector and ranks Pennsylvania's biggest carbon polluters.  

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Grassroots Efforts Working to Fight Fracking in Allegheny Park

"We escape there to experience nature, to show our kids the gems of our community, to hike and run and bike and recreate, and we cannot put tis at risk," said Erica Stafford,  of Penn Environment.

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PennEnvironment Praises Rep. Cartwright’s CLEANER Bill as Critical Step to Protect Drinking Water from Toxic Fracking Waste

Amid mounting evidence that fracking waste is threatening drinking water, Representative Matt Cartwright (PA-17) introduced a bill to eliminate the longstanding loophole that exempts oil and gas waste from our nation’s hazardous waste law.

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Environmental Group: Raise Bonds For Drilling

Pennsylvania regulations requiring bonding or insurance from gas and oil drillers fall short in protecting taxpayers and citizens from potential damages, a state environmental group said Tuesday.

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